Allan
Mustafa

A BAFTA winning actor/writer known for co-creating, writing and starring in People Just Do Nothing.

Allan plays the colourful 'MC Grindah' in People Just Do Nothing. His unique and socially observant comedy style sets the tone and underpins the cultural accuracy of the showPeople Just Do Nothing has been hugely successful, receiving nominations for Best TV Situation Comedy at the Writer's Guild Awards and Best Scripted Comedy at the 2016 BAFTAs. In 2017, they won Best Scripted Comedy at the BAFTAs, the Royal Television Society Awards and won Best Television Series at the NME Awards.

Allan is a part of People Just Do Nothing’s alter ego performance group ‘Kurupt FM’. He leads in Kurupt FM’s live show, which has toured festivals across Europe, including KOKO and Brixton Academy. They won ‘Garage Act of The Year’ at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2017. In 2019, Kurupt FM announced a brand-new podcast with Audible, The Kurupt FM Podkast, which is now on its second series and has won twice for Best Comedy Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020 and 2021.

Allan returned as 'MC Grindah' in the hugely successful feature film People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan which was released to rave reviews, including ★★★★-The Guardian and ★★★★- Digital Spy. The Sun also gave it a ★★★★★ review, and stated that the film had “incredible writing, non-stop quotable lines and perfect pace”. Allan and the rest of PJDN’s second studio album was also released alongside the film via Universal subsidiary Polydor Records. 

Allan played ‘Chaz’ in Dean Craig’s Netflix hit Love Wedding Repeat alongside Sam Claflin and Freida Pinto. It received brilliant reviews, with Vox stating that the film was “diverting and clever, with a talented cast”. 

Allan co-created and starred in the hit Channel 4 series The Curse with PJDN cast member Steve Stamp. The show received fantastic reviews: "Retro heist sitcom is so good that it'll blow the bloody doors off" - ★★★★★ – The Independent; "A sublime crime caper with an unfeasibly brilliant cast" – ★★★★★ - The Guardian; “A terrific piece of television that serves as both an uproarious comedy and a compelling heist show in its own right” – ★★★★★-The Radio Times 

Allan stars as Andy in BBC Three's exciting new sitcom Peacock, written by Steve Stamp and Ben Murray, and has received excellent reviews, including: "Mustafa's comic instincts are unerring" - ★★★★ - The Guardian; "Peacock struts its stuff attractively" - Telegraph and ★★★★- The Daily Mail Weekend Magazine.

Allan co-creates and stars in his podcast, Chattin’ Shit – with fellow PJDN cast member Hugo Chegwin, both series are available on Spotify, iTunes and Acast. Previous guests include Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan and Craig David.

CV

Television

MC Grindah 
Director Jack Clough
Roughcut/BBC Three
Albert Fantoni 
Director James De Frond
Shiny Button Productions/ Channel 4
Andy (Lead) 
Director Andrew Chaplin
Big Talk Productions/ BBC Three
Grocer 
Director Neil Gibbons
Baby Cow Productions LTD/BBC Two

Writer 

Writer 
Director TBA
Entertainment One
Sketch Writer / Additional Material 
Director Various
CPL Productions/ITV1

Writer & Creator 

Writer/Co-Creator 
Director Jack Clough
Roughcut/BBC Three

Writer & Creator & Executive Producer 

Writer/ Co-Creator/ Executive Producer 
Director James De Frond
Tiger Aspect/Channel 4

Script Editor 

Script Editor 
Director Andrew Chaplin
Big Talk Productions/ BBC Three

Film

MC Grindah 
Director Jack Clough
Focus/Universal/BBC Films
Chaz 
Director Dean Craig
Notorious Pictures / Tempo Productions
Taxi Pool Driver 
Director Asim Chaudhry
Writer Asim Chaudhry
DMC Film
Ratty 
Director Calum MacDiarmid
Topsafe TV

Writer & Creator 

Writer & Creator 
Director Jack Clough
Focus/Universal/BBC Films

Radio

Bob 
Director Jane Berthoud
Production Company BBC Radio 4

Presenter & Creator 

MC Grindah 
Producer Sam Bryant
Production Company Audible
Host 
Producer Rupert Majendie
Production Company Chailor Wade/ Acast